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run someone or something to something
1. to run someone or something to some extreme extent, such as death. The villain's idea was to run his victim to death by chasing him. He nearly ran his horse to death.
2. to drive someone or something to some place. Could you run me to the store? Please run these clothes to the cleaners.
run to someone or something
to travel quickly on foot to someone or something; to go to someone or something with some urgency. Mary ran to Alice and greeted her. I ran to the door and fled.
run to something
to amount to a certain amount of money. In the end, the bill ran to thousands of dollars. His account ran to more than I expected.
1. Amount to, as in The total will run to thousands of dollars. This usage employs run in the sense of "extend." [Mid-1500s]
2. Lean toward, favor, as in My taste runs to chocolate desserts. [Colloquial; second half of 1800s] Also see run to earth; run to form; run to seed.
1. To make a brief trip somewhere, especially by motor vehicle: I'll run to the store and pick up some vegetables for dinner.
2. To amount to some maximal quantity: The bill for the flowers for the wedding ran to $900.